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If the charity does not have a Records Retention and Destruction Policy, then we deduct 4 points from its Accountability and Transparency score. An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference. Charities are not required to make their Board meeting minutes available to the public. For this performance metric, we are checking to see if the charity reports on its Form 990 that it does keep those minutes.

Roughly seven-in-ten adults say that government investment in engineering and technology (72%) as well as basic science research (71%) pays off in the long run while a minority says such spending is not worth it (22% and 24%, respectively). Positive views about the value of government investment in each area is about the same as in 2009, though negative views that such spending is not worth it have ticked up 5 points for engineering and technology research and 6 points for basic science research. Compared with the general public, scientists are even more positive about the place of U.S. scientific achievements. Fully nine-in-ten (92%) AAAS scientists consider scientific achievements in the U.S. to be the best in the world (45%) or above average (47%). Accurately report the charity’s expenses, including any joint cost allocations, in its financial statements.

We award every nonprofit that completes the Candid survey full credit for this Beacon, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. Although the data is not evaluated for quality at this time, future iterations of this Beacon will include third party or other data that will serve to validate the information provided by the nonprofit. Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity’s working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity’s average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity’s average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.

It is not intended to recommend or deprecate, and is furnished solely to assist you in exercising your own judgment. If the report is about a charity and states the charity meets or does not meet theStandards for Charity Accountability, it reflects the results of an evaluation of information and materials provided voluntarily by the charity. The name Better Business Bureau is a registered service mark of the International Association of Better Business Bureaus. Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization’s performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Before Maya Ajmera founded The Global Fund for Children, she was destined for a career in science. Maya grew up in Greenville, North Carolina, the daughter of Indian immigrants, a physicist and a business entrepreneur. Maya’s interest in science began with her work in a botany lab exploring the growth of duckweeds when she was 13 years old. Her passion for scientific research and the thrill of competition made her a lifelong science fair junkie. The Organization focuses on promoting the understanding of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement, to inform, educate, and inspire the generation. Society for Science & the Public serves communities in the State of District of Columbia.

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